SETX SFX Dial-Up Program

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SFX Dial-Up Program

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing SFX Dial-Up Software for SETX.

Before using the instrument, please read this manual carefully.

Some of the diagrams and screen displays shown in this manual are simplified for easier understanding.

Sokkia continually conducts research and development in order to make its products easier to use and enhance their precision. The specifications and general appearance of the instrument may be altered without prior notifi-cation.

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Sokkia Co., Ltd. will not be liable to you for any profit or loss resulting from the use of this manual.

Except as permitted by Copyright law, this manual may not be copied, and no part of this manual may be repro-duced in any form or by any means.

This manual may not be modified, adapted or otherwise used for the production of derivative works.

Manuals 1, and 3 below are electronic manuals delivered on a CD-ROM in PDF format ( ). Adobe Reader is necessary in order to view these documents. The latest version of Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe homepage.

How to read this manual

The SETX comes equipped with 3 manuals for operation information:

1. SFX Dial-Up Program Explanations (SETX) (this manual) : Explains how to send and receive data using the SFX function

2. Operator’s Manual: Explains basic operation and functions of the total station.

3. SDR Software Reference Manual (SETX) : explains advanced measurement operations using the SETX in Program mode, and methods for managing measured data.

For switching between modes on the SETX, see "1.2 Mode Structure".

For information on key operation and using the SETX screen, see “Chapter 5. BASIC OPERATION” of the Oper-ator’s Manual for your total station.

Symbols

The following conventions are used in this manual. [Softkey] Indicates softkeys on the display.

{KEY} Indicates a keyboard key that causes an immediate action. Examples: {1}, {F1}, {ESC}, {Y}, {N}. If you must press multiple keys to initiate an action, the combination will be shown with a plus sign between the keystrokes; for example, {FUNC CTRL}+

{I}.

Contents Indicates the content in each window.

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Indicates precautions and important items, which should be read before operation.

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Indicates the manual or chapter title to refer to for additional informa-tion.

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Indicates supplementary explanations.

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Indicates an explanation for a particular term or operation. <Dial-up> Indicates screen titles.

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Notes regarding manual style

Except where stated, “SETX” means SET1X/2X/3X/5X in this manual.

The text, items, and tabs displayed on the total station can be modified by the user. Those used in this manual are the factory settings. For more information, see “Chapter 20. CHANGING THE SETTINGS” of the Operator’s Manual for your total station.

Bluetooth®is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Adobe Reader is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

All other company and product names featured in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of each respective organization.

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Contents

1. Product Outline ...1

1.1 SFX Functions ... 1

1.2 Mode Structure ... 2

2. Connecting All Equipment ...3

2.1 Necessary Items... 3

2.2 Connecting All Equipment ... 4

3. Dial-Up Connection...5

3.1 Booting Up and Quitting ... 5

3.2 Setting Communication Settings ... 5

3.3 Registering an E-mail Address ... 8

4. Sending and Receiving E-mail...9

4.1 Sending E-mail (Coordinate Data/JOB Data) ... 9

4.2 Receiving E-mail with the Surveying Instrument (Coordinate Data)... 11

4.3 FTP Server Connection (Coordinate Data/JOB Data)... 12

4.4 Sending E-mail to the Surveying Instrument ... 17

4.5 Receiving E-mail from the Surveying Instrument ... 18

5. Error Messages ...19

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1. P

RODUCT

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1.1

SFX Functions

The SFX Dial-up program allows the operator to connect the total station to a cellular phone in order to exchange data by connecting to an FTP server or to transfer data as email attachments between the surveying instrument and a computer, while in the field. Coordinate data transferred to the total station in this way can be added into JOB data in Program mode.

All data needed for surveying can be exchanged at the worksite.

As data can be sent to a computer via e-mail, there is no need to return to the office to hand over surveyed data.

All data needed for surveying can be transferred via e-mail so there is no need to waste time downloading before heading for the worksite.

Surveyed data can be sent promptly back to the office for processing allowing the operator to get feedback on the quality of the surveyed data quickly and without having to leave the worksite. The operator can respond to deficiencies in the data much faster as a result. Coordinate data can be exchanged between total stations using the SFX function allowing greater flexibility when allocating tasks in the field.

A program designed to allow Internet provider information, e-mail address, and FTP server information to be set on an operator’s PC is available free of charge. For details, ask your Sokkia agent. Ex.1 Ex. 2 Ex. 3 Ex. 4 Total station 1 Coordinate data Coordinate data Coordinate data JOB data JOB data

JOB data Internet

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1. PRODUCT OUTLINE

1.2

Mode Structure

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Switching between modes is not possible during distance measurement.

TLT-OFS TLT-OFS EDM TILT MENU OFFSET MLM EDM TILT MENU OFFSET MLM “5.4 SETTINGS Mode” Basic mode

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Operator’s Manual

Status screen

[Version]

[OK] {ESC}

Meas Mode (Navigable with tabs)

Menu mode Configuration Mode {SETTINGS} Settings mode {PROGRAM} Program mode

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Operator’s Manual { SETTINGS }

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SDR Software “5.2 Display

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Operator’s Manual Functions” Reference Manual

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Operator’s Manual

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Operator’s Manual Chapters 14-19 Chapter 20 (SETX)

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2. C

ONNECTING

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QUIPMENT

2.1

Necessary Items

The following items are necessary in order to use the SFX dial-up program with the surveying instrument.

Internet provider service

An Internet provider service is necessary in order to be able to send and receive e-mail. The

access details supplied by your provider are input when configuring the e-mail settings on

the surveying instrument.

When using

Bluetooth

technology

Bluetooth

equipped cellular phone

When using a modem

Cellular phone with built-in modem

Interface cable

Dedicated optional accessory for connecting the surveying instrument and your cellular phone.

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Sokkia cannot guarantee that all cellular phones with built-in modems are compatible with

the SFX system. Therefore, to check the compatibility of your cellular phone, please consult

your Sokkia agent.

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2. CONNECTING ALL EQUIPMENT

2.2

Connecting All Equipment

Connect all equipment as shown below. Make sure that the power of both the surveying instrument and the cellular phone is off before connecting.

When using Bluetooth technology

When using a modem

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For connecting the cellular phone to the dedicated interface cable, see the operator's manual for your cellular phone/interface cable.

Bluetooth equipped cellular phone

Combined communications and

Interface cable for your cellular phone EDC120/EDC121 Modem Public telephone Fixed-line telephone Serial reverse adapter

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3. D

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ONNECTION

3.1

Booting Up and Quitting

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PROCEDURE Booting up

1. Select Dial-up from the Functions menu.

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The following cannot be operated while dial-up is in progress.

• {SETTINGS} • Status bar • Power OFF

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PROCEDURE Quitting

1.Press {ESC} repeatedly to return to Program mode.

3.2

Setting Communication Settings

Internet provider information must be registered on the surveying instrument in order to use the e-mail function.

Registering Internet provider information

Communication settings

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Saving settings

All settings are saved when the operator quits the program. SFX will function according to these new and modified settings once the program has been shut down then rebooted.

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3. DIAL-UP CONNECTION

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PROCEDURE

Registering Internet provider information

1. Press [Config] in <Dial-up Send Mail>/<Dial-up Receive Mail> to display <Dial-up ISP Config>

2. Set the following items. The information marked with * is supplied by your Internet provider. For any inquiries regarding this information, ask your Internet provider.

Phone 1 to 3*

Input the telephone number for the access point. Up to 3 telephone numbers may be registered. Spaces and hyphens may be omitted.

PPP login*

Input the ISP connection login name.

PPP password*

Input the ISP connection password.

IP address*

Input the IP address when allocated. When using an address automatically assigned by the server input "0.0.0.0.".

DNS1, DNS2*

Input the primary (DNS1) and secondary (DNS2) addresses for the DNS server.

POP server*

Input the POP server name using no more than 64 characters.

SMTP server*

Input the SMTP server name using no more than 64 characters.

Mail address*

Input the e-mail address allocated to that instrument.

POP login*

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3. DIAL-UP CONNECTION

POP password*

Input the POP server password using no more than 64 characters.

Timeout

Set the timeout, in seconds, for the connection to the server.

Leave on server

Check the check box to leave received e-mail on the server. To delete received e-mail, clear the box.

POP before SMTP

Check the box to activate user authentication. 3. Press [OK] on page 3 to finish settings.

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PROCEDURE Communication Settings

1.Press [COM] in a Config screen to display <Dial-up COM Config>.

2. Select a device in Device, then set communication settings.

A Bluetooth device that has already been registered can also be selected in Device.

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Operator’s Manual “11.1 Wireless Communica-tion using Bluetooth Technology”

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Check “PC COM” when connecting to a computer

using Sokkia’s configuration software in order to

register provider and mail address information.

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3. DIAL-UP CONNECTION

3.3

Registering an E-mail Address

Register the outgoing e-mail address (no more than 64 characters) beforehand. Up to 3 e-mail addresses can be registered.

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Saving settings

All settings are saved when the operator quits the program. SFX will function according to these new and modified settings once the program has been shut down then rebooted.

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PROCEDURE

1. Press [Address] in <Dial-up ISP Config> or <Dial-up COM Config> to display <Dial-up Mail Address Config>.

All the currently registered e-mail addresses are displayed.

2. Input the e-mail address and press [OK] on page 3 to finish settings.

Press [ISP] on page 2 to continue registering Internet provider information. Press [COM] on page 2 to continue communication settings.

Press [SendMail] on page 1 to send an e-mail. Press [RecvMail] on page 1 to receive e-mail.

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4. S

ENDING

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ECEIVING

E-

MAIL

4.1

Sending E-mail (Coordinate Data/JOB Data)

Coordinate data and JOB data can be sent from the surveying instrument as e-mail attachments. When using Bluetooth wireless technology for SFX communication, complete Bluetooth settings before starting transmission.

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Operator’s Manual “11. CONNECTING TO EXTERNAL DEVICES”

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PROCEDURE

1. Press [SendMail] in page 1 of a Config screen to dis-play <Dial-up Send Mail>.

2. Select a data format from Format.

3. Highlight the JOB to be sent from JOB and press [YES] to confirm selection. Press [NO] to cancel selection.

Multiple JOBs can be selected. Press [ALL] to select all JOBs.

Press [Create] when JOB selection is complete.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL 4. Highlight a destination address in Address and press

[YES] to confirm selection. Press [NO] to cancel selection.

Multiple destination addresses can be selected. Press [ALL] to select all addresses.

Press [NEXT] when address selection is complete.

5. Select a device in Device.

6. Select an access point telephone number from Phone.

7. Press [Connect] to start transmission. “PPP dialing...” is displayed.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL 8. The name of the JOB, data format, and the number of

records currently being transmitted is displayed on the screen during transmission.

Multiple JOBs are sent one JOB per e-mail. When all selected JOBs have been successfully transmitted, SFX disconnects from the Internet and returns to the screen in step 1. The cellular phone dis-play returns to the standby screen.

Pressing [Disc] during transmission will forcibly cut the connection and stop transmission. The transmis-sion of the JOB being transmitted at that point may not be successfully completed as a result.

4.2

Receiving E-mail with the Surveying Instrument (Coordinate

Data)

After reading in a coordinate file sent as an e-mail attachment in SDR format, the surveying instrument records it as coordinate data at the end of the currently selected JOB.

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PROCEDURE

1. Press [RecvMail] in <Dial-up Send Mail> or page 1 of a Config screen to display <Dial-up Receive Mail>.

2. Select a device in Device and an access point tele-phone number from Phone.

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"3.2 Setting Communication Settings"

3. Press [Connect] to start reception. “PPP dialing...” is displayed.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL When a connection has been established the following

message is displayed and reception starts.

4. SFX will automatically search the server for all e-mail for the surveying instrument. A list of all incoming e-mail with csv/sdr data file attachments and the respective data type will be listed on the screen.

5. Highlight the desired coordinate data in Maillist and press [YES] to confirm selection. Press [NO] to cancel selection.

Multiple sets of coordinate data can be selected. Press [ALL] to select all JOBs.

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SDR data and CSV data cannot be read in at the same time. Make sure that selected files are either all SDR or all CSV data.

Press [Recv] when data selection is complete.

The number of records currently being read in is dis-played on the screen as the e-mail containing the attached data is being received.

Pressing [Disc] during transmission will forcibly cut the connection and stop transmission. All the data being received at that point will be lost.

When all selected data have been successfully transmitted, SFX disconnects from the Internet, the cellular phone display returns to the standby screen and data is recorded. Once data has been recorded, the display returns to the screen in step 1.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL

4.3

FTP Server Connection (Coordinate Data/JOB Data)

The surveying instrument accesses an office or PC FTP server in order to write or read in JOB data or coordinate data.

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• The file to be sent is converted to SDR format and written to the server as "Job Name.sdr".

• When a file with the same name already exists on the server, a letter (from a to z) is appended to the end of the most recent file name (JOB name).

• The surveying instrument can only read in files with the file extensions ".sdr" and “.csv”.

• From the files with the extension ".sdr", only coordinate data is read in. The surveying instrument records it as coordinate data at the end of the currently selected JOB.

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PROCEDURE Writing (sending) a file

1. Press [FTP con] in <Dial-up Send Mail> to display <Dial-up FTP Server>.

2. Select the relevant server in FTPserver.

3. Press [Connect] to start reception. “FTP connect-ing...” is displayed.

When a connection has been established the following screen is displayed.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL 4. Select a data format from Format.

5. Highlight the JOB to be sent from JOB and press [YES] to confirm selection. Press [NO] to cancel selection.

Multiple JOBs can be selected. Press [ALL] to select all JOBs.

Press [Send] when JOB selection is complete to start transmission.

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Do not select multiple JOBs with the same name. The name of the JOB currently being transmitted and the number of records (JOB data records, coordinate points) successfully transmitted are displayed on the screen during transmission.

Pressing [Disc] during transmission will forcibly cut the connection and stop transmission. All the data being received at that point will be lost.

When all selected data have been successfully transmitted, data is recorded and SFX returns to the second screen in step 3. Further files can now be sent or read in.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL

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PROCEDURE Reading in (receiving) a file

1. Press [FTP con] in <Dial-up Send Mail> to display <Dial-up FTP Server>.

2. Select the relevant server in FTPserver.

3. Press [Connect] to start reception. “FTP connect-ing...” is displayed.

When a connection has been established the following screen is displayed.

Press [RecvFile].

4. SFX will automatically search the server for all data files for the surveying instrument. A list of all csv/sdr data files and the respective data type will be listed on the screen.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL 5. Highlight the desired file in File and press [YES] to

confirm selection. Press [NO] to cancel selection. Multiple sets of data can be selected.

Press [ALL] to select all JOBs.

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SDR data and CSV data cannot be read in at the same time. Make sure that selected files are either all SDR or all CSV data.

Press [Recv] when data selection is complete to start transmission.

The name of the file currently being read in and the number of coordinate points in the current file are dis-played.

When all selected files have been successfully read in, data is recorded and SFX returns to the sec-ond screen in step 3. Further files can now be read in or sent.

Pressing [Disc] during transmission will forcibly cut the connection and stop transmission. All the data being received at that point will be lost.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL

4.4

Sending E-mail to the Surveying Instrument

E-mail is sent from the computer to the surveying instrument using standard e-mail programs.

The method for sending an e-mail from the computer to the surveying instrument is the same as that for sending a normal e-mail.

Compose an e-mail addressed to the address assigned to the surveying instrument.

So that the surveying instrument can distinguish which e-mails to receive, input "SDR>" or ”CSV>” followed by a user-specified title in the subject line.

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• Text input in the body of the message will not be displayed on the surveying instrument.

• Even if multiple files are attached to a single e-mail, the surveying instrument can only receive the first attachment.

• SDR-format coordinate data appended as an attachment. The file extension for attachment files should be ".sdr".

The surveying instrument selects incoming e-mail with a subject line starting with “SDR>” or “CSV>” and displays them in a list.

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For more details on sending and receiving e-mails, see the operator’s manual for your e-mail program.

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4. SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL

4.5

Receiving E-mail from the Surveying Instrument

The method for receiving an e-mail from the surveying instrument on a computer is the same as that for receiving a normal e-mail.

The subject line of the e-mail sent from the surveying instrument will be in the format "SDR>JOB Name." or “CSV>JOB Name.”, and the file name of the attached e-mail in the format, "JOB name.sdr" or "JOB name.csv".

Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 Example·

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For more details on sending and receiving e-mails, see the operator’s manual for your e-mail program.

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5. E

RROR

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ESSAGES

The following is a list of the error messages displayed by the surveying instrument and the meaning of each message. If the same error message is repeated or if any message not shown below appears, the instrument has malfunctioned. Contact your Sokkia agent.

Message Cause Solution

Bluetooth Parameter Error

A Bluetooth connection could not be estab-lished.

Check settings.

Bluetooth Timeout A Bluetooth connection could not be estab-lished.

Check that the Bluetooth device(s) is switched on and the settings are correct.

Connection aborted A Bluetooth connection could not be estab-lished.

Check that the Bluetooth device(s) is switched on and the settings are correct.

CSV Import Err (DLL) An error occurred while converting the attached file.

Check the format of the attached file.

File Read Err An error occurred while reading in a file from the FTP server.

Try again. If the problem persists, contact the administrator of your FTP server.

File ReadOpen Err File WriteOpen Err

An error occurred while trying to open a file on the FTP server.

Try again. If the problem persists, contact the administrator of your FTP server.

File Write Err An error occurred while writing a file to the FTP server.

Try again. If the problem persists, contact the administrator of your FTP server.

FTP Change Dir Err An error occurred while trying to move a direc-tory on the FTP server.

Try again. If the problem persists, contact the administrator of your FTP server.

FTP Connect Err An error occurred while connecting to the FTP server.

Check the FTP server settings and try again. If the problem persists, contact the administrator of your FTP server.

FTP Search Err An error occurred while obtaining a list from the FTP server.

Try again. If the problem persists, contact the administrator of your FTP server.

Invalid Mail Address No sender e-mail address entered.

Register an e-mail address in <Dial-up Mail Address Config>.

Invalid POP server Login name or pass-word

No POP server login name/password

entered.

Register the POP server login name and pass-word in <Dial-up ISP Config>.

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5. Error Messages

Mail Delete Err An error occurred while trying to delete received e-mail.

Try receiving and deleting the same e-mail again. Alternatively, try to delete using Telnet. No mail available There is no file attached

to the selected e-mail.

Attach a file and send the e-mail again. POP Connect Err Connection to the POP

server failed.

Check the settings in <Dial-up ISP Config>. If a connection still cannot be established try again later.

POP Connect Err Connection to the POP server failed.

There was an error in the server response or login failed due to a mistake in POP server set-tings. Check parameters and try again.

PPP Start Err A dial-up connection could not be estab-lished using the dis-played phone number.

Check that the phone and cable are connected correctly. If a connection still cannot be estab-lished try again later.

SDR Import Err (DLL) An error occurred while converting the attached file.

Check the format of the attached file.

SendFile Rename Err There is a problem with the file to be sent.

Files with the same JOB name cannot be sent simultaneously. Files with the same JOB name should be sent separately.

SMTP Connect Err User authentication for the SMTP server is required.

Check “POP before SMTP” in <Dial-up ISP Config>.

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6. T

ROUBLESHOOTING

What follows is a list of foreseeable problems the operator may encounter while using SFX. Under each heading is a description of items to check and possible solutions. When a problem not listed here occurs or the suggested solution is ineffective, contact your Sokkia agent.

Loss of power during communication

A depleted battery cannot be replaced during communication. Check the remaining battery power before starting communication.

If the battery power is completely depleted during communication, the instrument will switch off but will still be connected to the Internet. Disconnect the Internet connection before replacing the battery. It is possible that e-mail has not been successfully transferred. If necessary transfer the e-mail again. Failed connection

Cellular phone reception

Whenever possible, perform communication in areas where there is good cellular phone reception. When performing communication indoors radio field intensity is weak and the connection is unstable. For the service area of your cellular phone, contact your telecoms operator. For other details, see the operator’s manual for your cellular phone.

File size

Reduce the size of the file being sent/received by dividing into multiple sections and sending/ receiving attached to multiple e-mails. File sizes causing delays in transmission will vary depending on communication conditions and devices being used. As the maximum file size that can be successfully transmitted will vary depending on these conditions file size should be set accordingly (the recommended maximum range is from 2000 to 3000 records).

If the size of a file received from the FTP server is large, writing to a JOB will take a long time, possibly resulting in the server timing out before completion.

E-mail program settings

Certain e-mail program settings may result in communication failure. Please consult the settings screen shown below. If the "No mail available" error message is displayed even when a file has been attached, type a message in the body section of the e-mail.

(1) Using Microsoft Outlook Express 6

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6. TROUBLESHOOTING Set "Mail Sending Format" in the Send tab to "Plain Text". Press Plain Text Settings to open the next window.

Set "message format" to "MIME". (2) When using Mozilla 1.7.5

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